Here is a great workout for your legs, abs, and chest!
– 30 Jumping Side Lunges (15 each side) –
Jump to switch feet and touch the opposite hand to the ground by the center foot; look forward to help keep your back straight.
Suggestion: find a line to use as the center point for switching and make sure you always have your hand that’s reaching down touch that line with the opposite foot (it may take some concentration to get the coordination right on this one!)
Modification: Tap feet out side-to-side without the jump and with your hand touching the opposite knee instead of the ground.
– 12 Reaching Crunches –
Reach your arms up and your legs out and then bring your knees to your chest and your arms down at the same time, almost as if you are hugging your knees. Make sure to focus on keeping your abs tight throughout the entire exercise, trying not to the let your lower back arc up off the mat.
Modification: Place your arms by your side on the mat with your hands under your bum and only do the leg motion of the exercise, reaching your legs out as far as is comfortable for keeping your lower back pushed into the mat.
– 12 Push ups –
Make sure to keep your body straight throughout the exercise by keeping your core tight.
Modification: Do them from your knees
(Complete 3-6 rounds)
Reminder: Warm-up before and cool-down & stretch after every workout!
If you do the exercises back-to-back with very little rest in between, you will be sure to get a great cardio workout at the same time. There is no equipment required for this routine so it’s great for any location!